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System Idle Process problem


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#1 lunaeclair

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 01:55 PM

My System Idle Process is always above 90 and I think it might be making my computer run slow. Ive only just recently been given this computer from a family member and have had this problem since then. Any ideas on how to lower the CPU down on the process significantly? 



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Posted 02 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

Hi lunaeclair :)

The System Idle Process doesn't take your CPU usage. Actually, the CPU usage of the System Idle Process is the amount of CPU you have free to use. If it's at 90, it means that you have 90% of your CPU left to use. Here if you want to read more about it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Idle_Process

Which means right now, that only 10% of your CPU is being used, so I doubt your processes are making your system run slowly.

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